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Bessel Splayed Caps
Bessel Splayed Caps are available for Ford 302, 351W, 351C, 460, SVO Blocks, Chevy 350, 400, 454.
The new Bessel Register Splayed Cap (U.S PATENT # 7322750) design alleviates the common bearing fatigue and destruction of crankshafts. Bessel caps not only have more cross sectional strength, but also the ability to lock the cap into the block thus eliminating the ability of the cap to move inward, causing out of roundness and cap chatter. Simply put, it is all about stability and tying in more material. This design improves reliability in highly stressed racing engines by locking into the block. It also reduces distortion of the main bearing bores by increasing the cap’s resistance to closing up under high loads.
Conventional main bearing caps are typically machined castings that fit through the cap and threads into a corresponding threaded hole within the engine block. Each conventional cap typically “registers” or positions via a shoulder on each side (outside) of the main cap. A conventional engine block typically has a recessed channel machined to a width substantially representing the shoulder-to-shoulder distance of each main cap. The fits within this channel and thereby is positioned or registered.
Bessel Splayed Caps are available for Ford 302, 351W, 351C, 460, SVO Blocks, Chevy 350, 400, 454. Chrysler 360 caps coming soon. Bessel can design and build caps for many aftermarket blocks as well. All Bessel Splayed caps are made in-house and in the USA.
For more information about Bessel products, call 636-946-4747, or visit www.strokerkits.com.
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